"So I think he is ready to wholly give up nuclear weapons".
Adam Mount, a senior defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, said Kim's comments were significant because they're his most explicit acknowledgement yet that denuclearization means surrendering his nuclear weapons. "He gives us all the credit", Trump said.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a news conference after a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium April 27, 2018.
The nuclear site is called Punggye-ri, located in the north of North Korea where NPR's Elise Hu notes that "the Kim regime has flouted international rules six times to test nuclear devices underground".
And while Pyongyang says it will close its nuclear test site next month, Kim and Moon did not outline concrete measures to be taken to achieve that goal of denuclearization. "What we need is only peace", Moon told a meeting of senior secretaries, according to a presidential Blue House official who briefed media. "South and North Korea agreed during this year to actively promote the tripartite format of meetings, which includes the two Koreas and the United States, or the quadripartite format involving the two Koreas, the United States and China", - said in a statement issued following the inter-Korean summit.
However, it can be measured by action. "We're not going to take words".
But Pyongyang views its nuclear arsenal as essential for the regime's survival, and would likely make security guarantees a condition of giving it up. It will begin removing the speakers on Tuesday.
Yoon said Kim also revealed plans to sync its time zone with South Korea's. "We are expecting the North's implementation".
The northern time zone was created in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese rule after World War Two.
Trump made the case for a meeting in the neutral territory between the two heavily fortified countries after White House officials had named a pair of neutral countries as a possible meeting place.
South Korea also said that it will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders' summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff.
Moon replied, "That's not the case". Saudi Arabia has historically played a central role in Middle East peace talks but it may now be growing tired of its role as mediator.